AFRICAN CENTRE FOR LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT 2013-2017 STRATEGIC PLAN
The idea and impetus to set up the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) was borne out of commitment of over three decades working for the transformation of Africa. The founding members of the board of trustees and international advisory council have been involved in one form of work or the other to transform Africa. Our cumulative experience makes it clear to us that there are three fundamental challenges to Africa’s development namely:
1.Absence of a dynamic, strategic and visionary leadership;
2.Absence of or inappropriate strategies and
3.Inappropriate development approaches.
The vision of Centre LSD is an African society with strategic leadership and sustainable development and the mission is to work with forces of positive change to empower citizens to transform society.
In the past three years, the centre focused on laying the foundation for the take off of the Centre and initiated programmes to actualize the mandate of the Centre.
In the first year of operation (2010), we laid the foundation for the take off of the centre. This involved securing office accommodation; putting in place governance structure, systems and policies, recruitment of staff, development of programmes and development of capacity of staff. It also included introduction of the organization to funding partners and potential partners.